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Mannino's Italian Bistro
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Ranked #6 of 1,559 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The experienced Culinary team of Chefs John R. Mannino & John M. Mannino (Father & Son Respectively) have partnered with Sommelier Daris Gavin to open New "Olde World Style" Italian Bistros. The goal was to give patrons Great Italian food at a reasonable price point with wine choices to match. We are sure that the Mannino's Italian Bistro Family will work with great passion & attention to detail to try and ensure that our guest develop a sense of home and comfort while enjoying their dining experience. John R. spent time at many restaurants both locally (Nicholas' at the Omni, La Bella Italia, Cafe Society {Executive Chef}, Bodegas & 456 Fish) and nationally (Lacey's Restaurant/ Manhattan & East of Athens/ Long Island). John M Mannino is an Honors Graduate of Culinary Institute of America. He was the Executive Chef of Bodega & 4 5 6 Fish prior to opening Mannino's. John M also won the Inaugural 2012 Taste of Hamptonroads Iron Chef competition.
Reviewed September 28, 2013

There is nothing bad to be said. Food was excellent - very flavorful and cooked just right. Stephanie was very professional yet very friendly.

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Thank Eugene W
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

I was in Virginia Beach attending a conference at a large hotel with all food included. I quickly tired of that, mostly buffet stuff, nothing wrong with it, it just got boring. I checked the reviews of restaurants in the area on Tripadvisor and tried this gem of a bistro. I ate there several times during the week and it was perfect every time. Our waitress, Stephanie, was exceptional, from helping us pick a wine to describing the different menu options. The caesar salad was yummy with not too much dressing. I tried several of the chicken dishes and they were perfectly matched with seasonings and vegetables. My companion chose vegetarian options and they were also excellent and included eggplant parmesan and a portobello mushroom dish. If this restaurant was close by, it would be my "go-to". As it is, I'll have to be satisfied with the memories.

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Thank vzwriter
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Went to Manninos for the first time last night. We had a great dinner. The she crab soup was wonderful. Our server Diane was terrific. All in all it was a great, reasonably priced dinner. We will go back.

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Thank jttc04
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Tim and I enjoyed our dinner on 9/25, 2013 at Mannino's Kempsville. Diane offered excellent choices and was very attentive. We knew Diane from Rose Bay Seafood and we were happy to now know where to reconnect with her. The lobster crab special and the veal were both prepared with wonderful flavor and Italian is one our favorites to enjoy with all the pasta, fresh herbs, fresh seafood. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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Thank Ginger H
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The best food and service each and every time we have visited. This is the perfect place to dine it has become our #1 choice for our evenings out. Absolutely the best She crab soup ever made! The service received has always been amazing; I will say Diane made our latest visit the best yet! Thank you for delivering excellence in recommendations and service!
You can't go wrong visiting this gem of Virginia Beach.

Thank 712bonnieh
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